Jake Emen

Jake Emen is a nomadic travel, food and drinks journalist who spends his time on the road in search of the very best things to taste and try hidden across the planet. He has been published in outlets including AFAR, Barron's, Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, Discover, Eater, Food & Wine, GQ, Imbibe, Maxim, Men's Health, Roads & Kingdoms, SevenFifty Daily, Tasting Table, USA Today, Vice, VinePair, Whisky Advocate, Wine Enthusiast and a wide range of additional publications.

He's visited more than 130 distilleries across 31 countries and six continents, but otherwise has no clue how many countries he's visited. He judges for international spirits and cocktail competitions, once won a Delta Milestone Award for spending entirely too much time in airplanes, and enjoys receiving painful traditional tattoos. Follow his latest adventures at ManTalkFood.com.

All Articles From Jake Emen

How to Explore Sri Lanka as the Island Nation Strives for a Brighter Future

Tourism is safe and accessible, and incredible foods and sights await

How to Spend 7 Perfect Days in Laos

From Vientiane to Luang Prabang, explore Buddhist temples, sample spicy street food and stay at luxury retreats

Why Do We Even Need Physical, Stamped Passports?

Digital passports remain a dream, despite our all-digital lives

From the Zambezi to the Sea: Accounts From a Grand Safari in Southern Africa

Follow the course of the Zambezi River to combine a traditional safari, Victoria Falls and the beautiful beaches of Mozambique for an unforgettable vacation

Inside the Exclusive World of Ritz-Carlton Reserves

The elite luxury group within an elite luxury group

How Luxury Hotels Are Upping Their Digital Games

High-tech rooms and immersive apps are among the latest digital innovations for hotels

A Shared Google Maps List Is the New Traveler Currency

Curating your travel recommendations on Google Maps is like a modern mixtape for 2024

A Comprehensive Airline Alliance Cheat Sheet and User Guide

Everything you need to know about the three major airline alliances and which one you should be flying

The 56 Best New Hotels of 2023

After spending nearly 300 days on the road this year, our correspondent recommends 56 places around the world to lay your head

A Journey to Svalbard, the World’s Northernmost Permanent Settlement

Why a trip to world's northernmost settlement is essential

How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Kyoto

The bounties of Japanese culture and cuisine await in Japan's former capital city

Add the Domestic Stopover to Your Travel Hack Toolkit

Spending a travel night at a domestic destination offers several key benefits

How to Spend 7 Perfect Days in Barcelona

The food, the nightlife, the culture, the beaches: Barcelona has it all

How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Geneva

Multicultural Geneva is filled with pristine, natural beauty and boundless luxury offerings

Guide to the Best Street Foods in the World

From Vietnam’s noodle soups to Sicily’s spleen sandwiches, these are some of the best bites you’ll ever have

How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Malta

Explore the island's unique history and underrated Mediterranean charms